AMD Radeon RX Vega 56
vs
AMD Radeon RX 5700

AMD Radeon RX Vega 56
AMD Radeon RX 5700
RX Vega 56 RX 5700 Difference
AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 AMD Radeon RX 5700
Price $ 269.0 $ 349.0 80 (30%)
Year 2017 2019 2 (0%)
Maximum Recorded Temperature 75C 75C 0 (0%)
Max Fan Noise 55.2dB 54.5dB 0.7 (1%)
Recommended Power Supply 560W 560W 0 (0%)
Benchmark CPU Intel Core i7-7700K @ 4.20GHz ($354.99) Intel Core i7-8700K @ 3.70GHz ($369.89)
CPU Impact on FPS +0.0 FPS +0.0 FPS 0 (0%)
CPU Impact on FPS % 0.0% 0.0% 0 (0%)
Benchmark Quality Settings Ultra Quality Settings Ultra Quality Settings
Average 1080p Performance 98.9 FPS 116.3 FPS 17.4 (18%)
Average 1440p Performance 73.3 FPS 86.4 FPS 13.1 (18%)
(Ultrawide) Average 1440p Performance 62.2 FPS 73.3 FPS 11.1 (18%)
Average 4K Performance 42.9 FPS 50.6 FPS 7.7 (18%)
Memory 8 GB 8 GB 0 (0%)
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 4.0 $ 3.0 1 (25%)
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 5.4 $ 4.0 1.4 (26%)
(Ultrawide) 1440p Cost Per Frame $ 6.4 $ 4.8 1.6 (25%)
4K Cost Per Frame $ 9.3 $ 6.9 2.4 (26%)
Variant AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 AMD Radeon RX 5700
Overall Combination Score 81/100 84/100 3 (4%)
Our Verdict: Upgrading from RX Vega 56 to RX 5700 is not recommended as it is less than 30% of improvement in performance. In general, a reasonable upgrade is between 30% and 50% or more to justify the purchase of new hardware.

AMD Radeon RX Vega 56

The RX Vega 64 might be the high-end flagship of the latest GCN 5.0 set of graphics cards, but their prices keep them out of the reach of most mid-range PC gamers. On the other hand, the RX Vega 56 is closer to being reasonably affordable at a price tag of $ 399. AMD ’s xx56 cards have always been defined by mid-range prices with performance that knocks on the door of high-end graphics cards – especially when overclocked. After taking the time to fully test the GCN 5.0 graphics card inside the RX Vega 56, we can say without a doubt that it continues the trend.

For 1080p Full HD, we were able to play Borderlands 3, Anthem, Need For Speed: Heat, Final Fantasy XV, Just Cause 4 at 63 fps to 76 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 71 fps. For 1440p Quad HD, we were able to play GreedFall, F1 2019, Forza Horizon 4, Far Cry New Dawn, Resident Evil 2 at 65 fps to 80 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 73 fps.

AMD Radeon RX 5700

The good news is, with the release of the RX 5700 XT, the RX 5700 's price is getting more discount. AMD ’s xx00 cards have always been defined by mid-range prices with performance that knocks on the door of high-end graphics cards – especially when overclocked. After taking the time to fully test the RDNA 1.0 graphics card inside the RX 5700, we can say without a doubt that it continues the trend.

In our synthetic benchmarks, the RX 5700 blows past the RX Vega 56 and, amazingly, even the RX Vega 64 as well. Unfortunately, gaming performance was not quite as impressive. Even if the RX 5700 consistently delivers frame rate increases over the RX Vega 56, the gain is not much to justify an upgrade.

For 1080p Full HD, we were able to play Metro Exodus, Assassin's Creed Odyssey, Borderlands 3, Anthem, Need For Speed: Heat at 62 fps to 83 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 71 fps. For 1440p Quad HD, we were able to play Anthem, Final Fantasy XV, Gears of War 5, Need For Speed: Heat, Just Cause 4 at 61 fps to 66 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 64 fps.

For 2160p 4K, we were able to play World War Z, F1 2018 at 65 fps to 67 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 66 fps.

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AMD Radeon RX Vega 56
AMD Radeon RX 5700
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
104
116.6
118
131.3
2019 Anthem
60
67.6
68
76.6
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
89
99.1
101
112.4
2019 Resident Evil 2
106
118.5
124
138.6
2019 Metro Exodus
47
52.8
55
62.0
2019 World War Z
111
124.0
139
155.4
2019 Gears of War 5
71
78.9
80
89.7
2019 F1 2019
89
99.1
101
112.6
2019 GreedFall
80
89.2
91
101.4
2019 Borderlands 3
56
62.7
64
71.2
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
108
120.5
123
137.0
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
41
46.4
47
52.7
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
65
72.9
74
82.9
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
116
129.2
134
149.1
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
50
56.2
56
63.0
2018 Final Fantasy XV
68
76.3
76
85.0
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
77
85.7
89
99.8
2018 Forza Horizon 4
80
89.0
90
100.8
2018 Fallout 76
91
101.7
134
149.1
2018 Hitman 2
71
79.5
103
115.5
2018 Just Cause 4
68
76.3
80
89.2
2018 Monster Hunter: World
73
82.1
85
95.5
2018 Strange Brigade
114
127.1
130
144.5
2018 Battlefield V
110
123.1
123
137.6
2017 Dawn of War III
90
100.9
109
121.8
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
61
68.4
65
72.5
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
51
57.2
54
60.9
2017 Destiny 2
113
126.2
127
141.8
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
63
71.0
72
80.8
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
80
89.0
90
100.8
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
94
105.5
111
123.9
2017 For Honor
126
140.7
148
164.9
2017 Project CARS 2
89
99.7
104
116.6
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
108
120.8
127
141.8
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
69
77.5
82
91.4
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
70
77.9
85
94.5
2016 Doom
162
180.3
187
207.9
2016 F1 2016
95
106.0
104
116.6
2016 Total War: Warhammer
88
97.9
101
112.4
2016 Battlefield 1
120
133.5
139
155.4
2016 Overwatch
124
138.0
140
156.5
2016 Dishonored 2
65
72.7
76
85.0
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
75
83.6
83
92.4
2015 Rocket League
369
410.6
432
480.9
2015 Need For Speed
102
113.9
120
133.4
2015 Project CARS
98
109.1
115
128.1
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
184
204.8
209
233.1
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
253
281.7
296
329.7
2009 League of Legends
475
528.0
555
617.4

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AMD Radeon RX Vega 56
AMD Radeon RX 5700
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
69
86.9
79
99.8
2019 Anthem
42
53.6
48
60.9
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
61
76.9
69
87.2
2019 Resident Evil 2
63
79.9
74
93.4
2019 Metro Exodus
32
41.0
38
48.3
2019 World War Z
72
90.5
90
113.4
2019 Gears of War 5
45
57.2
52
65.1
2019 F1 2019
56
70.1
63
79.7
2019 GreedFall
51
64.5
58
73.3
2019 Borderlands 3
35
44.0
40
50.0
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
69
86.8
78
98.6
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
30
38.0
34
43.2
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
45
57.2
52
65.1
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
65
81.5
77
96.6
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
28
36.1
37
47.2
2018 Final Fantasy XV
43
54.2
49
62.0
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
45
57.2
53
67.2
2018 Forza Horizon 4
60
75.1
68
85.0
2018 Fallout 76
69
86.9
85
107.1
2018 Hitman 2
41
51.9
60
75.6
2018 Just Cause 4
45
56.3
52
66.2
2018 Monster Hunter: World
45
57.4
53
67.2
2018 Strange Brigade
70
88.6
80
100.7
2018 Battlefield V
72
91.1
84
105.0
2017 Dawn of War III
71
89.4
80
100.8
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
48
61.0
52
65.1
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
41
51.9
47
58.8
2017 Destiny 2
86
108.1
97
121.8
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
43
54.2
49
62.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
46
57.8
52
65.1
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
61
76.3
71
89.2
2017 For Honor
65
82.1
76
95.5
2017 Project CARS 2
56
70.3
65
81.9
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
87
109.1
102
128.1
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
42
52.5
49
62.0
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
51
64.3
62
78.7
2016 Doom
99
124.9
122
153.3
2016 F1 2016
76
95.2
86
108.2
2016 Total War: Warhammer
58
72.6
68
86.1
2016 Battlefield 1
80
100.3
94
118.7
2016 Overwatch
75
94.9
86
108.2
2016 Dishonored 2
49
62.1
58
72.5
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
46
58.0
52
65.1
2015 Rocket League
140
176.0
164
205.8
2015 Need For Speed
70
88.0
82
102.9
2015 Project CARS
66
83.3
78
97.6
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
106
132.6
120
151.2
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
187
234.7
219
274.1
2009 League of Legends
234
293.3
274
343.4

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AMD Radeon RX Vega 56
AMD Radeon RX 5700
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
54
71.4
61
81.5
2019 Anthem
33
44.3
38
50.6
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
47
63.0
54
71.4
2019 Resident Evil 2
48
63.8
56
74.7
2019 Metro Exodus
27
35.8
32
42.2
2019 World War Z
57
76.3
72
95.5
2019 Gears of War 5
37
49.9
43
56.8
2019 F1 2019
46
61.4
53
69.8
2019 GreedFall
37
48.7
42
55.3
2019 Borderlands 3
27
35.8
30
40.7
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
56
74.2
64
84.3
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
25
33.2
28
37.8
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
37
49.9
43
56.8
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
47
62.3
56
74.2
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
25
33.0
32
43.2
2018 Final Fantasy XV
34
46.0
39
51.7
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
35
46.5
41
54.5
2018 Forza Horizon 4
50
66.8
57
75.8
2018 Fallout 76
54
72.0
67
88.8
2018 Hitman 2
33
44.2
48
64.0
2018 Just Cause 4
34
45.8
40
53.9
2018 Monster Hunter: World
34
45.4
40
53.4
2018 Strange Brigade
55
73.2
63
83.2
2018 Battlefield V
57
75.4
66
87.6
2017 Dawn of War III
54
72.2
63
83.7
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
39
52.3
44
57.9
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
34
45.9
39
51.7
2017 Destiny 2
65
86.8
74
97.7
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
34
45.5
39
52.3
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
36
47.6
40
53.9
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
52
69.1
61
80.9
2017 For Honor
50
65.9
58
76.9
2017 Project CARS 2
52
69.0
61
80.4
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
81
107.3
95
125.8
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
32
42.8
38
51.1
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
48
63.9
58
76.9
2016 Doom
77
102.0
95
125.2
2016 F1 2016
63
83.0
73
96.1
2016 Total War: Warhammer
46
61.0
55
73.0
2016 Battlefield 1
63
83.9
74
98.3
2016 Overwatch
58
77.0
66
87.7
2016 Dishonored 2
45
59.6
52
69.7
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
35
47.2
40
53.3
2015 Rocket League
104
138.1
122
161.8
2015 Need For Speed
59
78.5
69
91.6
2015 Project CARS
57
76.0
67
88.8
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
78
103.8
90
118.6
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
181
238.6
211
278.6
2009 League of Legends
166
219.7
195
257.3

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AMD Radeon RX Vega 56
AMD Radeon RX 5700
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
32
46.6
36
52.5
2019 Anthem
20
29.2
23
33.6
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
28
40.8
32
46.2
2019 Resident Evil 2
27
39.4
32
46.2
2019 Metro Exodus
18
25.9
21
30.5
2019 World War Z
36
52.1
45
65.1
2019 Gears of War 5
25
36.1
28
41.1
2019 F1 2019
31
44.6
35
50.7
2019 GreedFall
18
26.5
21
30.1
2019 Borderlands 3
16
22.9
18
26.0
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
36
51.8
41
58.9
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
16
24.1
19
27.4
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
25
36.1
28
41.1
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
24
34.9
29
42.0
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
17
25.5
23
33.6
2018 Final Fantasy XV
22
31.7
24
34.6
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
20
29.7
24
34.6
2018 Forza Horizon 4
34
49.8
39
56.7
2018 Fallout 76
33
47.6
41
58.8
2018 Hitman 2
21
30.8
30
44.1
2018 Just Cause 4
20
29.4
24
34.6
2018 Monster Hunter: World
19
27.5
22
32.6
2018 Strange Brigade
33
48.2
38
54.8
2018 Battlefield V
34
49.8
41
58.8
2017 Dawn of War III
31
45.6
38
55.7
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
25
36.7
30
43.1
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
23
33.9
26
37.8
2017 Destiny 2
37
54.2
42
60.9
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
21
30.8
24
35.7
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
21
31.2
24
35.7
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
36
52.8
43
62.0
2017 For Honor
28
41.0
33
48.3
2017 Project CARS 2
41
58.7
47
68.3
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
63
91.4
74
107.1
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
19
27.5
23
33.6
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
38
55.1
45
65.1
2016 Doom
45
65.7
56
80.8
2016 F1 2016
42
60.0
49
71.4
2016 Total War: Warhammer
28
41.4
35
50.4
2016 Battlefield 1
39
56.6
45
65.1
2016 Overwatch
34
49.0
38
55.7
2016 Dishonored 2
34
49.3
40
57.7
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
21
30.3
24
34.6
2015 Rocket League
57
82.1
67
96.6
2015 Need For Speed
41
58.7
47
68.3
2015 Project CARS
41
58.7
47
68.3
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
43
61.5
49
70.4
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
147
211.2
172
246.7
2009 League of Legends
82
117.3
96
137.6
RX Vega 56 vs RX 5700 with i7-7700K vs i7-8700K at 1080p and ultra vs ultra settings

AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 / i7-7700K

It is clear that the RX Vega 56 is a significantly more capable high-end card that can play AAA titles at 1080p/1440p with 50-60 frames per second. It is worth noting that the RX Vega 56 is a very power hungry card and requires a decent power supply unit. In terms of memory, the RX Vega 56 's 8192 MB RAM is more than enough for modern games and should not cause any bottlenecks. In short the performance is exceptional, there's no question that this is one of the most powerful single GPU out there in 2017 .

AMD Radeon RX 5700 / i7-8700K

With some tuning, the RX 5700 makes the most sense for gamers with 4K monitors. Though serious gamers hardly play at 4k. It is worth noting that the RX 5700 is a very power hungry card and requires a decent power supply unit. In terms of memory, the RX 5700 's 8192 MB RAM is more than enough for modern games and should not cause any bottlenecks. In short the performance is exceptional, there's no question that this is one of the most powerful single GPU out there in 2019 .

RX Vega 56 vs RX 5700 Specifications Comparison

RX Vega 56 RX 5700

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